Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
Hey y'all! Hope everyone had a very special Easter!! Jason and I spent the weekend being lazy and spending quality time together, also remembering and celebrating the real reason for this awesome day :) We headed up to Skagit Valley for a little daycation to check out the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.
Side note: I am in love with going to fields of flowers, in Hawaii it was the Sunflower fields and now Tulips!
The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival has been going on for 34 years and is during the month of April. We came a little early but the tulips were incredibly vibrant and the air smelled so fresh due to the fact that there are THOUSANDS of tulips of all kinds planted and blooming. We plan to go back in a week or two to check out the events and activities that go along with the tulip fields. I guess thats when you know you're getting old, when you are really pumped on a tulip festival haha.
We stopped in the Tulip Festival Office to get some info and its located in Mount Vernon which is a cute little town with some shops and restaurants. Just over a bridge a mile away the tulip route will start and the drive is gorgeous! There are a couple of organized tulip fields which cost $5 a person and there is free parking as well. But there are a few free fields that are scattered around the area, if you drive around you can pull off on the side and go take pictures. We ended up going to the RozenGaarde, its going to be on the lefthand side of the road and one of the first fields you come to.
The beauty of the fields will take your breath away. We got some photos and walked around into the different fields to check out all the varieties of tulips they had to offer. P.S. If you are in the area during this time to come, WEAR RAIN BOOTS! Or boots/shoes you won't mind getting muddy. My dumb self wore nicer shoes (not thinking) and I ended up having to clean them after but it was totally worth it!
After we spent around 3 hours out there, we drove to a small town called La Connor for lunch. It gives off an old boating, colonial times vibe, its super cute! They have a bunch of breweries and pubs all along the main street to check out.
This area is truly beautiful and I advise if you are in the area or plan to come around spring time, go check this festival out! If you know of any other little festivals like this around Washington don't hesitate to comment and let me know!!
Have a wonderful week! Thanks for reading, until next time...